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Governors

Who We Are

Every school has a governing body made up of a team of volunteers both from within the school community and the outside community. They each bring a variety of skills, qualifications and experiences to collectively make objective, fair and well thought out decisions. At Yorke Mead, the governing body currently comprises 14 members. 5 Parent …

What We Do

The Governing Body’s main aim is to help raise standards of achievement and make sure the school provides a good quality education.  The day-to-day management of the school is the responsibility of the Headteacher and staff.  Rather than manage, governors are there to help shape the school’s future direction and focus.  Governors work as a …

How We Do It

The Governors become members of sub committees (Resources and Children’s Committees) and attend meetings to discuss current issues. We make informal visits to the school, interacting with the staff and making observations relating to current issues. A full Governing Body meeting is held 5 times a year.  Minutes of full governing body meetings are displayed …

Governor Profiles

Charlotte Gomes Charlotte works as the Leisure Development Manager at Three Rivers District Council, managing a team of officers to deliver art, sport, play, inclusion and physical activity. She is also responsible for the upgrading and refurbishing of children’s play areas in the district and project managed the sites at Barton Way and Scotsbridge to …

Become a Governor

Schools are keen to attract to their governing bodies people from the community who can bring energy, experience and fresh ideas. You do not need to be an expert in education – interest, enthusiasm and commitment are more important. You do not need to be a parent to have the makings of a good governor. …